CES phone news roundup: 1) Huawei is trying to one-up Samsung's 5.5" Galaxy Note II by launching...

CES phone news roundup: 1) Huawei is trying to one-up Samsung's 5.5" Galaxy Note II by launching the 6.1" Ascend Mate. Will consumers finally reject a phone for being too big? 2) Vizio, bane of TV brands worldwide, is releasing 2 Android devices - one with a 5" 1080p display, another with a 4.7" display and unibody design. Given Vizio's track record, expect pricing to be aggressive. 3) Alcatel (ALU) is reaffirming its smartphone commitment by launching 3 new Android models, one of which has an OLED display and is just 6.45mm thick. 4) Sprint (S) says its first Windows Phone 8 devices will arrive this summer, courtesy of Samsung and HTC. Update: Vizio has also announced Android tablets powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor.

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  • BigAppleGuy
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    Random thoughts:


    If it can't fit in your pocket, to me it's not a 'portable' phone. I'd rather have a cell chip i could move back and forth from my phone and into my laptop than to carry one of these oversized phone/undersized tablet devices.


    Vizio is awesome. I've had one of their app/net enabled TV for years now. I just wish it had a built in browser (maybe the newer ones do?).


    Windows Phone 8 lol...who cares...
    7 Jan 2013, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    That Huawei "phone" is as big as the basic Kindle e-Reader.
    7 Jan 2013, 07:58 PM Reply Like
  • RobbertH
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    the phone producer Alcatel is not the same company as ALU.
    8 Jan 2013, 07:26 AM Reply Like
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